If you want to draw manga and you want to know more about it, then this article for you because we will talk about the basics of drawing manga and some interesting facts about manga. What are the things that you need to know before you start your lesson or start drawing manga characters? What makes manga complicated to draw? Why manga is so popular? I am sure that you are also interested to know the answers to these questions, so I will try to answer these questions for you in this article too. Drawing manga characters is fun and I am pretty sure that you will like it too, once you know how to draw or how to use drawing patterns.
What is Manga?
I am pretty sure that you are wondering what is the meaning of this popular Japanese word “Manga”, this simply means “comic book” in Japan, you can say that manga is Japan’s version of comic books which is totally different from any comic books that we know because Japanese comic book or manga characters has distinctive features and postures like big and shiny eyes and perspective views that makes them really popular around the world and on the Internet.
What makes manga popular?
Manga and manga characters are popular all over the world because they have these different and distinctive features and the way mangakas draw manga characters are different from the comic characters we know. Manga characters usually have: big eyes, big heads, exaggerated body or proportion and some of them even turn into small and cute stuffed toy like characters called “chibi”.
Why is it complicated to draw?
Drawing manga characters is quite hard to draw, especially if you are a complete beginner because most manga characters has this hard to draw features like perfect or exaggerated body proportions, hands, faces, hair and clothes, but once you know the basics or the patterns everything will be easy for you. Another manga character feature that makes them complicated to draw is their postures and poses, most of them are in perspective views which make the body look deformed.
Drawing manga characters is fun. It is not yet too late to learn this skill. You just need practice and patience to get better.
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Creating a humanoid, Hashirama grabs the Tailed Beast Ball, initially thrown at him, and slams it unto Madara’s Susanoo creating an explosion. As the smoke clears, Madara reveals a Susanoo-armoured Nine-Tails ready to attack Hashirama’s shield. With Hashirama praising Madara, he quickly grabs the ethereal beast’s blade and counters by creating wooden hands to suppress the beast only for the tailed beast to destroy with its other blade. Noting his disadvantage, Hashirama quickly retreats to the coastline prompting Madara to charge a sword-enhanced Tailed Beast Ball. Trying to defend himself, Hashirama summons a set of barriers which was enough to at least redirect the attack. Before continuing, Hashirama and Madara exchange different opinions with Hashirama wanting to stop the battle and Madara wanting to best Hashirama. Knowing that Madara can no longer be persuaded, Hashirama enters Sage Mode and summons a gigantic wooden construct which clashed with the Nine-Tails causing another huge explosion. As the battle progresses, Hashirama remembers the first time when he and Madara crossed paths.
Naruto Manga // Naruto 620 // Naruto 622
The arc starts after Gon and Killua finishes the Greed Island, and was brought to Kite, instead of his mentor and Gon’s father, Ging Freecss. Rough designs for the Queen, Meleoron, the thousand-fisted ant, Yunju, and the mosquito-type ant were also revealed in the magazine.
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Zaraki stabs Unohana but screams for Unohana not to die because he hasn’t fought enough yet. Unohana dies happy having brought out Zaraki’s true power, and Zaraki then hears the voice of his zanpukto calling out to him.
Meanwhile back at Nimaiya’s shack, Renji has stands bloodied but triumphant but Ichigo seems to have flunked Nimaiya’s test. Ichigo wants to continue but Nimaiya states that the asauchi didn’t choose Ichigo which means he’s not a real shinigami and therefore Nimaiya is not going to fix his zanpukto. Nimaiya tells Mela to remove Ichigo and send him home. Ichigo breaks free, but Nimaiya sends Ichigo away with some teleport technique.
Bleach Manga // Bleach 526 // Bleach 528
Unlike the first and second movies, which are a condensed re-telling of the original TV anime series, the third one will be based on a completely new script and it will be a direct sequel to the series.
Director: Akiyuki Shinbo
Screenplay: Gen Urobuchi
Original Character Design: Ume Aoki
Producer: Atsuhiro Iwakami
Animation Production: SHAFT
Madoka Magica manga:
Kuzan is attempting to freeze Doflamingo to stop him from killing Smoker. However, Doflamingo survives the attack but refuses to fight the former admiral. He then leaves with Buffalo and Baby 5 while asking “what Kuzan really is”. Smoker is then treated by the G-5 Marines who ask whether Kuzan is now a boss of the underworld.
Meanwhile on the Thousand Sunny, Usopp and Chopper are paranoid about an attack from Doflamingo, and are dressed in armor created by Kin’emon’s powers. Kin’emon is angry with Zoro because he believes that Zoro has defiled the famous samurai Ryuma’s grave to obtain Shuusui. Meanwhile, Momonosuke, who is playing cute gets a lot of attention from Robin and Nami, making Brook, Kin’emon and Sanji jealous of him.
After a quiet but anxious night, the party receives the morning newspaper which reads that Doflamingo has indeed quit his position as a Shichibukai. It is also reported that the Heart Pirates and the Straw Hat Pirates have formed an alliance, and so have the On Air, Kid and Hawkins Pirates. All three news are declared as huge threats to the world. The chapter is ended with Doflamingo at Dressrosa receiving a call from Law via a Den Den Mushi.
One Piece Manga // One Piece 698 // One Piece 700
The chaos outside the Grand Magic Games continues as Natsu and his team battle their way out of Mercurius and Arcadios, Hisui and Jellal ponder over the coming apocalypse they have been told about. In the Games, Minerva moves to confront the weakened and bloodied Erza, utilizing her Magic to pick her up and throw her around. As she smashes her through a nearby pillar, Minerva gleefully states that she will deliver Erza’s public execution.
Also beginning to battle it out are the tag teams of Lyon and Chelia, Gray and Juvia, Lyon quickly casting an array of Ice-Make spells, and Gray responding with his own. However, Gray soon gets a slight advantage, as Juvia, from the river below the bridge the battle is taking place on, sends water upward for Gray to instantly freeze and use. Seeing this, Lyon tries some more powerful attacks, however Chelia soon demands that he attack Juvia as well. Lyon refuses though, stating that Chelia has to attack Juvia, albeit not harm her. As Chelia begins to argue at this, Gray notices that their teamwork is off, believing this will give himself and Juvia a chance at taking the battle.
Meanwhile, in another part of Crocus, Laxus, Orga and Jura stand in their own three-way confrontation. Orga is the first to speak, facing Jura and stating that he wants to see the Wizard Saint go all out, moreover, he wants to see if Jura has the guts to block one of his attacks head on. As the Lamia Scale Mage agrees, Laxus notes that Jura seems to be creating a trap, though Orga, oblivious to this, immediately attacks with Lightning God’s Atomic Bolt Cannon. However, Jura merely dodges the attack and grabs Orga in the forehead, smashing him straight into the ground with incredible force. As Laxus and the crowd stare on in sheer disbelief, the debris of the attack clears, showing Orga to be completely unconscious, whilst Jura states that he remembered the Sabertooth Mage’s fight from the first day, and wanted to end everything instantly too. With this win, Jura receives another point for Lamia Scale, turning to then face Laxus. From the stands, Ooba congratulates Jura and gloating states that Makarov stands no chance, as, during the seven years he was absent, Jura climbed in the rankings of the Ten Wizard Saints, now being considered the fifth strongest of the group. Beside her, Sherry points out that there are still four people stronger than Jura, though Ooba quickly defends him by stating that the four higher ranked members are as strong as gods, and should therefore not be considered human, calling Jura the strongest human Wizard Saint.
Back on the battlefield, Jura begins to state that he has always wanted to fight Laxus, however the Fairy Tail Mage quickly interrupts him, annoyed by Jura’s fancy use of titles. He states that formalities have no place in their fight, as, on the battlefield, they are no more than two men. With this being said, Laxus surges forward shrouded in lightning, though just before he can touch Jura, he is brutally hit on the back of the head and sent slamming into the ground. From the stands, the crowd and commentators begin to think that Jura has once again taken somebody down with a single blow, Jura too openly telling Laxus that there are always people in the world stronger than oneself. Laxus though, surprises the Lamia Scale Mage by suddenly jumping up and sharply upper-cutting him, replying that it’s good to look down too, as those stronger people may be just at your feet.
Fairy Tail Manga // Fairy Tail 319 // Fairy Tail 321
Zaraki thinks he has beaten Unohana but he gets cut instead. The battle continues on Unohana goes bankai. Zaraki “awakens” and realizes this is the “fighting” he has been looking for. Silently, Unohana and Zaraki agree thtat they both live for fighting. Unohana has developed her healing techniques so that she can keep on fighting, while Zaraki limited himself so he can enjoy fighting. When Unohana fought Zaraki for the first time, she realized that Zaraki would take over the title of Kenpachi and that her job is to bring him to the next level. Back in the present, Unohana silently bids farewell as Zaraki stabs her with his sword.
Bleach Manga // Bleach 525 // Bleach 527
The Straw Hat Pirates, along with their allies and prisoner are heading out to Dressrosa on the Thousand Sunny where they are informed of Luffy’s goal to defeat all of the Yonko and the plan by Trafalgar Law to reduce Kaido’s power in the New World by destroying Doflamingo’s SMILE factory. Regardless of the dangers involving an army of SMILE users and a potential encounter with Kaido himself, Kin’emon along with his son Momonosuke are coming along with the Straw Hats as one of Kin’emon’s comrades is being held prisoner in Dressrosa.
Back on Punk Hazard, Smoker allows the G-5 Marines and Brownbeard to retrieve their comrades from their petrified states. One of Smoker’s men questions if they should arrest the headless bodies of Doflamingo’s subordinates. However, the heads suddenly come flying back to their bodies and the men are viciously attacked by Doflamingo himself. Doflamingo stands in front of Smoker and demands the location of the Straw Hats, but Smoker tells him he has no idea where they are going and call him by his alias “Joker”. Seeing that his alias is exposed, Doflamingo strike a blow to Smoker’s face severely injuring him. He then attempts to deliver the killing blow but is interrupted by the arrival of Kuzan, the former Admiral.
One Piece Manga // One Piece 697 // One Piece 699
Shinichiroh Ueda, a newbie who was a finalist in the 24th Junon Super Boy Contest, will voice the main character, Takao Kasuga.
Sawa Nakamura, the main heroine will be voiced by Mariya Ise, a veteran voice actor who voiced Ringo in Air Gear and voiced Killua in Hunter x Hunter.
Nanako Saeki will be voiced by Yoko Hikasa.
Aku no Hana is a school romance manga series by Shuuzou Oshimi. It began serialization in the inaugural issue of Bessatsu Shounen Magazine in 2009.
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